April 4, 2018 Subject:
Appointment On Mars.
Good job considering it's live and it's a head of it's time in the approach to long term space effects on a crew.
March 31, 2013 Subject:
Yeah, but ...
... this wasn't filmed, to be exact*. This was live television, so we have to cut it some slack.
*This is a film, but it's a kinescope, which is simply a film taken of the TV monitor as the show was being done live. That's why the quality isn't very good. Also, it tended to cut the edges off the image, so everything looks closer than it really was as originally broadcast.
Not only was this episode poorly filmed - the ceiling and an unpainted side of the set clearly visible if only momentarily - but the storyline spelled calamity from the onset. Beer, firearms, a rabbit's foot combined with three insatiable and undisciplined egos foretold disaster. Laughably, the sound technician in charge of the wind must've taken an unscheduled bathroom break when the rabbit's foot got lost. Good comedy in retrospect.
February 13, 2012 Subject:
Appointmrnt on Mars (Tales of Tomorrow).
Season 1, episode 39.
Original air date: 27 June 1952.
Cast: Leslie Nielsen (Robbie), William Redfield (Bart), Robert Keith Jr. (Jack), Mark Allen (Martian Voice: uncredited), Allyn Edwards (Announcer: uncredited) and Sam Locante (Martian Voice: uncredited).
Leslie Nielsen was originally meant to shoot his assailant at the end of the episode. However the prop gun refused to fire, so Nielsen had to strangle his attacker instead.
October 3, 2010 Subject:
This episode isn't stellar, but it isn't bad.
It's always interesting to see how generations bygone did sci-fi.
August 26, 2009 Subject:
That's not Brain Keith's father, that *is* Brian Keith. In his early acting days, he went by Robert Keith Jr. :-)